Eileen Murphy captured the sunset behind the old South Boston power plant from Castle Island tonight.
State Police report that, after consultation with the Navy, their bomb squad blew it up, shortly before noon.
The thing could date back to the Civil War, but State Police say they didn't want to take any chances:
Some cannonballs are filled with powder. If so, still could be an explosive capability.
Bomb-squad members buried the cannonball under a sand berm before detonating... Read more
Eileen Murphy went for a stroll around Castle Island today.
Eileen Murphy watched a Coast Guard cutter just off Castle Island this morning.
Eileen Murphy watched this pair successfully rescue their football from the chilly waters of Pleasure Bay at Castle Island today - without either of them getting dunked in the briny deep
Jocelyn alerts us that the USS Constitution will be taken out into the harbor today and will fire cannons off Castle Island in honor of D-Day and the Battle of Midway. The fort will then fire back. Starts around 11 a.m.
Steve Bikes photographed the loose boat on the rocks of the Sugar Bowl.
What seemed like most of South Boston showed up at Castle Island today for the first day of Sullivan's in 2014.
We arrived at the end of the line at Sullivan's around 2:15 p.m. We got to place our orders at 2:55 p.m.
Although the air temperature was 52, the wind chill was way, way lower, thanks to an unceasing and heavy wind that... Read more
The Castle Island food stand throws caution to the winds:
Let's tempt fate and tell mother nature we've had enough of this winter! Opening EARLY-this SATURDAY, Feb. 22. Getting the grills ready now...
The Herald reports on this morning's rescue off Castle Island.
Boston Police report they are looking into what killed a woman whose body was recovered by firefighters around 1:35 p.m. yesterday.
UPDATE, 12:35 a.m.: BFD boats returning from the scene, without finding the body. Coast Guard statement.
Ed Baur reports a man fell off the Provincetown II shortly before 11 p.m., somewhere between Deer Island and Castle Island.